I Whispered Mumia: A Critical Reflection on a...
One. Glancing around the circle of chairs with my guard up, I scanned the room in an attempt to feel the vibe I had volunteered myself to encounter. My pretension stems from a secret Wilderson shared with my comrades and I one night at a panel. He said, “my hopes in teaching you is that you are left with nothing else to do but become an academic.” The force of that statement didn’t really hit me...
Antiblackness is a gateway drug– Professor Tricia Rose @ UCLA Law Review Symposium “Overpoliced and Underprotected: Race, Gender, and Criminalization” (via abolitionista)
and then there’s those times at the coffee shop when i want to lean over...
Betye Saar, The Liberation of Aunt Jemima, 1972 * i once brought in a box of aunt jemima pancake mix to a Black Student Union meeting to remind the people… Mammy still exist. we watched clips from Marlon Riggs’ “Ethnic Notions” and discussed Black stereotypes and media representations. in effort of driving the point across about consumptions of Blackness, i hosted a...
shoshmazik asked: I learn something every time you post. Sometimes I can't believe I get to read your stuff without having to pay for an anthology or a JSTOR subscription or something. Your writing is truly awesome, makes me miss writing papers! Thanks for taking the time to share it.
Carrie Mae Weems, Ain't Jokin series, 1987-1988
Carrie Mae Weems is one of my favorite artist (if not my favorite; I constantly go back & forth between Weems, Adrian Piper, Lorna Simpson, Glenn Ligon, and Gordon Parks, then rest happy that I never really have to choose). Weems’ “Ain’t Jokin’” series (1987-1988), has long been one of the most intriguing bodies of work for me. Broadly, I am interested in the...
Bilal, “Is This Love” (Bob Marley...
'L' train flirting goes a little something like...
cute boy: (sits down next to negrosunshine)
negrosunshine: (maybe i should talk to him? but what do i say without sounding crazy or thirsty or non-hitting on him, just in case he is not gay. no hate crime today, please.)
cute boy: (reaches in backpack and pulls out a large red Family Law book)
negrosunshine: (glances over unimpressed, but intrigued)
cute boy: (smiles at negrosunshine)
negrosunshine: (smiles back)
cute boy: (reaches in backpack and pulls out macbook to check something)
negrosunshine: (closes eye-lids to roll eyes. who uses a laptop on the 'L'?)
cute boy: (puts laptop away [perhaps felt negrosunshine's disapproval]. opens book to chapter four, "marriage contract")
negrosunshine: (smiles, yet still unimpressed)
cute boy: (turns Drake on, on his iphone)
negrosunshine: (smiles, reaches into his bag, pulls out M. Jacqui Alexander's, Pedagogies of Crossing, turns to most highlighted and underlined page)
cute boy: (stares curiously at the book)
negrosunshine and cute boy: (smile at each other)
phone vibrates on the seat between negrosunshine and cute boy
negrosunshine: (glances down at cute boy's iphone, it reads "Chris boo
cute boy: (looks at negrosunshine)
negrosunshine: (turns away, shakes head, and begins to read)
i generally fear for the state of things as this...
with any and everybody non-black walking around muttering ‘niggas in paris’ freely and feeling comfortable with themselves cuz ‘in paris’ is at the end, plus Republicans resorting back to reaganesque ‘welfare queen’ rhetoric, The Help in the Oscar race, and charges of “racism” on ‘Shit White Girls to Black Girls’ being held as legitimate...
come get free with me, or die in your living
i was presented with two options today: 1) white liberal woman from northern california who talked to me about her “white guilt” (her words not mine) while i stood in line for a cheeseburger. that topic was prompted by me greeting and conversing with the woman emptying the trash in what little spanish i knew. white liberal woman from northern california found it so refreshing i talk...
Me’Shell Ndegeocello, “Love Song...
occasionally pensive: re black feminism &... →
msqueenly: negrosunshine: daniellemertina: negrosunshine: daniellemertina: Another thing is, what’s the point of black feminism if it’s so intellectual and therefore divorced from reality, that it is alienating to a whole bunch of black women… the same ones that it’s supposed to help? I mean you’ve got these folks who think they’re *special black women* because they’ve… negrosunshine:...
i want to write some revolutionary shit that poem or article or speech type shit make the people pause and think and act type shit get your guns cuz its “get loose time” shit and it wont be televised but i might tweet some shit like one hundred and forty characters on some radical type shit probably wont facebook it nah, fuck it, ill make it viral type shit update status: ‘revolutionary brother...
off my map
i dreamed this place away from snow far far away. or perhaps not so you were there. as was i tanzania maybe. or perhaps a lie off my map. but in my dream you were there. as was i we pulled at seams and twisted real with make-believe i dreamed this place away from snow no scars of truth. or perhaps not so you were there. as was i madagascar maybe. or perhaps a lie off my map. but in my dream you...
repost: Perverse Intimacy (a start)
*a friend of mine had this photo as his iphone background, and upon catching a glimpse of it, i begin a rant on how awesome i think it is, and all the stuff i write below (a thought from the summer of 2011) in the middle of a bar surrounded by white hipsters. Lyle Ashton Harris, Brotherhood, Crossroads, Etc. Two, 1994 i was first drawn into this photo by the beauty of the black men pictured....
been listening to this song all day. Earth, Wind,...
a poem to start the day.
be strong happy and Black you’re a little bit nappy so always watch your back
imstillnotcomingbackmffw-deacti asked: why are you SO awesome?